Sustainable Land Management (SLM) in practice in the Kagera Basin: Lessons learned for scaling up at landscape level

Results of the Kagera Transboundary Agro-ecosystem Management Project (Kagera TAMP)

The Kagera Transboundary Agro-ecosystem Management Project (Kagera TAMP) is part of the TerrAfrica Strategic Investment Program (SIP) for sustainable land management (SLM) in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA). The SIP was the response from the Global Environment Fund (GEF) to support SSA countries under GEF 4 to tackle land degradation. The SIP provided a challenging framework bringing together the World Bank, UNDP, UNEP, IFAD, AfDB and FAO as implementing agencies in close coordination with New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD), regional economic communities and countries, aiming to strengthen coordination between GEF and other funding mechanisms.

The SIP provided $ 150 million of GEF’s land degradation funding to 36 projects in 26 countries in sub-Saharan Africa between 2007 and 2010, and attracted cofinancing of about $ 800 million.